Ten students pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry were awarded the first annual Build Your Future scholarships through ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation. The scholarships are given to the top 10 students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. The 2015 winners are: Dylan Bruening […]
In the last few months, high school students in Texas and Louisiana have spoken with construction industry professionals, employers and associations to learn about the options available with a career in construction. All of these events took place with the help of NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative. By working with BYF to offer local […]
How do you define success? Is it facing a new adventure every day; seeing the world or just making sure you’re continuing to grow as a person? In the third video in Build Your Future’s video series “What If” you can see how choosing a career in construction just might help you or someone you […]
The steps that lead you to where you want to be can only be built by you. That’s the message Build Your Future (BYF) is sending in this second video “Building You” from the three-part “What If?” series. The video captures the pride a craft professional feels when they walk away from a challenging project, knowing […]
In an effort to recruit the next generation of craft professionals, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative has debuted a video series that establishes an emotional connection with the construction industry.
Students in Cleveland schools are getting the opportunity to learn about careers in construction through a partnership between the ABC Northern Ohio Chapter and WVIZ, the Cleveland affiliate for PBS. As part of their web-based “Careers Exploration Series,” a PBS moderator engaged a panel of industry experts to talk to high school students to highlight the […]
During Build Your Future’s (BYF) Careers in Construction Month, BYF, CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton and the Jenkins County School System in Georgia joined forces to plan various construction-related activities throughout the month to engage students in elementary school, middle school and high school. Those activities included an art contest for students in kindergarten through 5th grade […]
We are halfway through Careers in Construction month and Build Your Future and NCCER are continuing to schedule events and create excitement around craft training and career and technical education. Here one of their videos on why construction is a great career choice for former military, according to veterans:
If you don’t know about NCCER’s “Build Your Future” campaign, you need to go check it out immediately. BYF focuses on workforce development by improving the perception of skilled construction careers. Representatives recently visited a military career fair to discuss career opportunities in the construction industry for transitioning veterans – check out the video below.